Tony Tao Yu – Head of Business Development China
Tony is a trained engineer with more than 18 years of professional mid- and senior-level management and engineering experience worldwide.
His career began as a thermal engineer in China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation as soon as he graduated with his first master’s degree in engineering. Three years later, he joined the management team and gradually grew to be project manager first, then marketing, and project management director for the promotion of aerospace technology and its civil applications in Asia, Africa, and S. America through close collaboration with Airbus Space/Astrium and Thales Alenia Space. After joining China National Machinery Corporation, he took charge of global engineering projects as the head of engineering and business department.
In 2016, he decided to take a career gap year with the full scholarship support and won his second master’s degree with merits and the Dean’s leadership award in public management at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Harvard University. He changed his career trajectory after graduation, and he joined the Singapore Winning International Group as the Chief Site Commander of the world’s largest bauxite business in West Africa for two years. He was then transferred back to Singapore headquarters as the Assistant President of the group until the end of December 2019.
He is graduated from the Lee Kuan Yew Fellow at LKY School NUS and Singapore Program Fellow at Ash Center Harvard University.